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The answer key of CEED 2018 is available now. Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 2018 was conducted on January 20 for admissions to Masters of Design (M.Des) programme offered by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, IIITDM Jabalpur and IISc Bangalore. CEED 2018 is also the qualifying examination for admission to Ph.D programme in Design at IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore. Candidates must note that simply qualifying in CEED 2018 doesn’t guarantee admission into M.Des programmes, as they may have to appear in further tests or interviews conducted by individual institutes. CEED 2018 was conducted in 2 parts – Part A and Part B. Candidates qualifying in Part A of the paper will be considered eligible for Part B. While preparing the merit list of CEED, only scores of Part B will be taken into account. The scores of the candidates in CEED 2018 will be valid for one year, starting from the day of result announcement. The application form of CEED 2018 was available from October 9 to November 12, 2017. The admit card of CEED 2018 was available from January 1. Read the full article to know complete details of CEED 2018 such as exam dates, application form, eligibility, pattern, admit card, result, score card, etc.


The eligibility criteria of CEED 2018 refers to the conditions set by the exam conducting authority, IIT Bombay for candidates to be eligible to take part in the entrance test.
As per the examination conducting body, for taking CEED 2018 the candidates need to have passed a degree/ diploma/ postgraduate degree programmes of 4 years or 3+2 years.
Candidates appearing in the final exam of such programmes by July 2018 or candidates with passed GD Arts diploma programme by July 2017 are also considered eligible.
There is no capping on the number of times candidates wants to appear in CEED 2018. Also, there is no age limit for appearing in CEED 2018.


The application form of CEED 2018 with regular fee was available from October 9, 2017 to November 12, while CEED application form 2018 with late fee was available from November 13 to 17, 2017. The late fee for CEED application form 2018 was Rs. 500. Before filling the application form, all the candidates were required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for appearing in CEED 2018. While filling the CEED 2018 application form, the candidates needed to fill in their personal and academic details along with the details related to communication. During CEED application filling procedure, the candidates were supposed to pay the application or exam fee. Find the application fee details below.

S. No Category Fees
1 Application Fee for Female Candidates Rs.1100+GST
2 Application Fee for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates Rs.1100+GST
3 Application Fee for all other candidates Rs.2200+GST

Candidates must note that application fee of CEED 2018 was non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fee payment mode – Candidates could pay the application fee via credit card/ debit card/ net banking.



CEED 2018 result is scheduled to be declared on March 5, 2018. Through the result of CEED 2018, the candidates will be able to get access to their scores in the entrance test. In order to check CEED 2018 result, the candidates have to enter their registered email ID and password after clicking on the result link. As a part of CEED result 2018, the candidates have to download their score card which will also be available for downloading on the same day – March 5, 2018. Candidates must note that the result of CEED 2018 is valid for 1 year.


Click on the result link
Enter your CEED 2018 registered email ID and password
Click on submit button
Get your result of CEED 2018


The score card of CEED 2018 will be released on the same day (March 5, 2018) of result announcement. Last year, the score card of CEED was released separately after a few days of result announcement. Only those candidates will be able to get access to their score card of CEED 2018 who have taken the entrance test. The score card is a part of CEED 2018 result only.


Click on the score card link of CEED 2018
Enter your registered email ID and password
Click on submit button
Download your score card and take more than 1 printouts.

IIT Bombay, the exam conducting authority of CEED 2018 doesn’t conduct any common counselling of CEED 2018. The individual institutes, where the candidates wish to pursue M.Des course from, conducts the counselling and admission procedure for Masters in Design (M.Des) programmes. However, candidates need to separately apply for admissions at these participating institutes by regularly tracking the application portal of these institutes.
Candidates must note that the individual institutes may conduct a test, aptitude test or interviews as a part of counselling and admission process. To participate in the individual admission procedure at the participating institutes, the candidates must qualify CEED 2018.
At the interviews or aptitude test, generally, the institutes check the portfolio of the candidates in order to evaluate their design and sketching ability.

CEED 2018 qualified candidates will be offered admissions into the participating institutes. CEED 2018 Participating institutes refer to the institutes/colleges that will offer admissions into M.Des. Programmes to the candidates based on their score in CEED 2018. Find the list of CEED participating institutes below:
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Guwahati
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Kanpur
IISc Bangalore
IIITDM Jabalpur

Features Specifications
Exam Name Common Entrance Examination for Design
Commonly known as CEED
Conducting Authority IIT Bombay
Exam Level National Level
Category of Examination Post Graduate (PG)
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based)
Duration of Examination 3 hours

Apart from the participating institutes of CEED 2018, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University and Lovely Professional University (LPU) will offer some M.Des seats on the basis of CEED 2018 score.
For academic year 2018-19, the CEED Result and Score Card will be available on the same date – March 5, 2018. In 2017, result was declared on a different date while the score card was available separately only after a few days.
Last year, CEED was held across exam centres in 19 cities of India whereas this year the test was conducted in 20 cities.
If there is technical problem at any of the test centres, then the exam is conducted in a reserve session on the same day from 14:00 hours to 15:00 hours.
The World University of Design (WUD) and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology will offer some M.Des seats in their institutes for the academic year 2018-2019 based on CEED 2018.

The final answer key of CEED 2018 for part A has been released. The answer key of CEED 2018 carries correct answers to questions that were asked in the question paper. Through CEED 2018 answer key, the candidates can check and compare the answers they have marked in the answer sheet and estimate their probable score. The answer key of CEED 2018 is released for part A only. The draft answer key has been released on January 25, 2018. Candidates can submit their comments and feedback with proof (if any) on the draft answer key till January 31, 2018.

IIT Bombay releases mock test of CEED 2018 for aspiring candidates to practise. Practising CEED 2018 mock test is a must for candidates who want to appear in the entrance test, as these mock tests help the candidates polish their question/problem solving ability and have a complete grip on the type of paper and questions which appear in the actual exam. Candidates must take as many mock tests of CEED 2018 as possible which also helps them in increasing their speed to complete the paper, which further helps in the actual exam.

The exam centres of CEED 2018 are the places where the entrance examination was held for admission to M.Des programme. Last year, CEED was held across exam centres in 19 cities of India whereas this year the test was held across exam centres in 20 cities. One city may have more than 1 exam centre of CEED 2018. While filling the exam centres of CEED 2018 during the application procedure, the candidates must select at least 3 exam centres, which is mandatory. This prevents the candidates from unnecessary challenges for the allotment of CEED test centres 2018 during the admit card allotment. Candidates can find some of the test centres of CEED 2018 from the list below.

Bengaluru Kolkata Bhubaneswar
Ahmedabad Lucknow Mumbai
Guwahati Nagpur Chennai
Patna Delhi Pune
Chandigarh Raipur Hyderabad
Thiruvananthapuram Jaipur Trissur
Bhopal Vishakhapatnam

The sample papers of CEED 2018 are the question papers of the previous years. The exam conducting authority releases the model papers of CEED 2018 for candidates so that they can practise them and prepare well for the entrance test. Candidates must practise more and more model papers of CEED 2018 to have a complete grip on the question paper and the type of questions that come in the test.

The syllabus refers to the topics and chapters from where the questions in the CEED 2018 paper will be set. By checking CEED 2018 syllabus beforehand and planning their preparation accordingly, the aspiring candidates will be able to save a lot of time for themselves along with knowing what to study and what to avoid. The syllabus of CEED 2018 held the candidates in streamlining their preparation for the test and increases their probability of cracking the entrance test. Check some of the topics below that are included in the CEED 2018 syllabus.


Visualization and Spatial Ability
Environmental and Social Awareness
Analytical and logical reasoning
Language and creativity
Design thinking and problem solving
Observation and design sensitivity


Communication Skills
Analytical and problem solving skills

IIT Bombay had released the admit card of CEED 2018 on January 1, 2018. The last date to download the admit card of CEED was January 20, 2018. CEED 2018 admit card was available only for the candidates who had successfully filled the application form of CEED 2018 and paid the examination fee. Candidates must take more than 1 colour printout of CEED hall ticket 2018, which they need to show in the examination hall while appearing for the test. Without possessing the admit card of CEED 2018, no candidate will be allowed to enter the test centres.
Note: It must be noted that all candidates must carefully check all the details reflecting on CEED admit card 2018 (while downloading it), and if they find any discrepancy in the particulars, they must report it to the exam conducting authority for rectification. The last date for rectification in the admit card is January 5, 2018.

The exam conducting authority, IIT Bomaby decides of the exam pattern of CEED 2018. The exam pattern includes information about the time given to take the test, language of the questions paper, total number of questions, marking scheme, etc. It is better for candidates to check the CEED 2018 exam pattern well in advance to have a complete understanding about the various aspects of question paper. CEED 2018 wasl conducted on January 20, 2018 (10:00 a.m to 13:00 hours). In case of any technical problem at the examination centre, the exam for the reserved candidates will be held in the reserve session from 14:00 hours to 17:00 hours on the same day.

The cutoff of CEED 2018 are the minimum marks required by the candidates to have scored in order to be considered for admissions. It must be noted that candidates scoring marks below the cutoff of CEED 2018 will not be offered admission into M.Des programmes. Only candidates who secure marks equal to or more than the CEED 2018 cutoff will be considered for admission.
IIT Bombay will release the cutoff marks of CEED 2018 which will be used for shortlisting of candidates for part B.


Cutoff marks for Open Category-For shortlisting candidates belonging to the open category, the cutoff marks will be X + ½ Σ, where X is the average marks scored by the candidates in Part A and Σ is the standard deviation.
Cutoff marks for OBC-NCL Category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category candidates will be 90% of the open category.
Cutoff marks for ST, SC, PWD category- The cutoff for shortlisting candidates belonging to SC, ST, PWD category will be 50% of the open category The cutoffs that are mentioned for different categories for Part A will be subject to the condition that candidates will have to score the minimum marks or more that are mentioned in the table that is given below. If they meet the requiste cutoff, then only they will be shortlisted.


S.No. Category Minimum % of marks required in part A for shortlisting
1. Open 10%
2. OBC NCL 9%
3. SC/ST/PwD 5%


In Part B, there will be 8 questions and questions 1-5 will be of 50 marks each and candidates will have to attempt any one question. After the manual evaluation of these questions, a normalised score ‘S’ will be calculated for each candidate by using this formula- S = {(m − μi) Σ / σi} + A.
Here m= is the raw marks obtained by the person in question i
μi = the average of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who attempted question i
σi = the standard deviation of the raw marks obtained by all candidates who attempted question i
A = 25 and Σ = 6 are chosen to be the average and the standard deviation, respectively, of the distribution of scores ‘S’. If the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidates falls below 0, all such scores will be capped at 0, and if the calculated ‘S’ score for any candidate falls above 50, all such scores will be capped at 50.
Marks obtained in other questions in Part B will be added to ‘S’ above to obtain the Part B score for the candidate. The final CEED score will be calculated by giving 25% weightage to marks obtained in Part A and 75% weightage to scores obtained in Part B after the above calculation.


The important dates of CEED 2018 are the dates related to various events associated with the exam. Well before the examination, all the aspiring candidates must keep on checking all the important dates of CEED 2018 so as not to miss on any important events related to the entrance exam. Go through the list below to check CEED 2018 important dates related to the availability of application form, announcement of result, answer key, counselling, etc.

  • October 9 to November 12, 2017
    S.No: 1

    Submission of online application form with regular fee

  • November 13 to November 17, 2017
    S.No: 2

    Submission of online application with late fee

  • January 1 – 20, 2018
    S.No: 3

    Admit card availability

  • January 5, 2018
    S.No: 4

    Last date for rectification of discrepancies in the admit card

  • January 20, 2018 (10 am to 1 pm)
    S.No: 5

    Date of examination

  • January 20, 2018 (14:00 hours to 17:00 hours)
    S.No: 6

    Reserve session in case of Technical problem at the examination centre

  • January 25, 2018
    S.No: 7

    Availability of CEED 2018 draft answer key for Part A

  • January 31, 2018
    S.No: 8

    Deadline for sending comments about draft answer key for Part A

  • February 4, 2018
    S.No: 9

    Release of final answer key for Part A

  • March 5, 2018

    Declaration of CEED 2018 result

  • March 5, 2018

    CEED 2018 Score cards available for download

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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400076
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